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Kamakura Corporation Named to World Finance 100

Honor Awarded by Editors of World Finance Magazine (January 04, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 -- Kamakura Corporation reported Wednesday that the editors of World Finance magazine have named Kamakura Corporation to the World Finance 100 released today in London. The World Finance 100 is compiled by the editorial board at World Finance, in conjunction with reader recommendations, to honor "the very finest businesses and business leaders over the past year." Kamakura Corporation is one of the world's leading risk management software and information providers with clients in over 30 countries around the world. Kamakura is led by founder Dr. Donald R. van Deventer and Managing Director for Research Professor Robert A. Jarrow. The complete list of the members of the World Finance 100 can be found at Past honorees of the World Finance 100 have included firms and individuals like Adobe Systems,, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, BMW, Carlos Slim Helu, Craig Venter, Deutsche Bank, Google, HSBC, IBM, ING Group, Larry Ellison, Nippon Life, Samsung Electronics, and Toyota.

Martin Zorn, Chief Administrative Officer for Kamakura Corporation, said Wednesday, "The Kamakura management team would like to thank its many clients around the world and the readers of World Finance magazine for this very significant honor. In today's complex financial environment, creativity and analytical excellence are essential to success. Kamakura is extremely pleased to be associated with the firms and individuals named to the World Finance 100 for this year. Our dedication to innovation, accuracy and transparency in risk management information and software has been a hallmark of the firm for the last 21 years, and we are very grateful that this commitment has been recognized by the editors at World Finance."

Kamakura's co-heads of Europe Dr. James Moloney and Mr. Suresh Sankaran received the award in a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange. The video of that ceremony is available here:

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About Kamakura Corporation
Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing and software. Kamakura has taken Credit Technology Innovation Awards from Credit Magazine each year since 2008. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win 2 innovation awards, including one with distribution partner Thomson Reuters. Kamakura, along with a distributor of KRM, was ranked number one in asset and liability management analysis and liquidity risk analysis in the RISK Technology Rankings in 2009. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 7.3, was also named in the top five for market risk assessment, Basel II capital calculations, and for "risk dashboard." Kamakura was also ranked in the RISK Technology Rankings 2008 as one of the world's top 3 risk information providers for its KRIS default probability service. The KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002, the KRIS sovereign default service, the world's first, was launched in 2008, and the KRIS non-public firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. KRIS default probabilities are displayed for 4,000 corporates and sovereigns via the Reuters 3000 Xtra service and the Thomson Reuters Eikon service. Kamakura has served more than 220 clients ranging in size from $1.5 billion in assets to $1.6 trillion in assets. Kamakura's risk management products are currently used in more than 30 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, India and many other countries in Asia.

Kamakura has world-wide distribution alliances with SCSK Corporation (, Unisys (, and Zylog Systems ( making Kamakura products available in almost every major city around the globe.

To follow risk management commentary by Kamakura on a daily basis, please follow Kamakura CEO Dr. Donald van Deventer (, Kamakura Chief Administrative Officer Martin Zorn (, and Kamakura's official twitter account (

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